As Josh's birthday is in December we don't decorate the house until after we have celebrated and this year he was 16. Not sure where that time has gone, but we start on major GCSE revision in the New Year and arranging college courses for September.
The only exception to Christmas decorations before Josh's birthday are the Advent calendars. We have three reusable versions and then have a fair trade chocolate one as well.
|Advent Calendar & bunting - counting down to Christmas|
|Christmas tree festival|
|The hall, with snowflake garland|
|Rag wreath with fair trade bell heart|
I love laying the table with all the glitz of Christmas and this was this year's table:
|Happy Christmas from the Vizor Family|
The bible verse for today sums up the Christmas message:
I told you the most important part of the message
exactly as it was told to me.
That part is:
Christ died for our sins,
as the Scriptures say.
1 Corinthians 15:3
Our family prayer at the start of a new year is for all those who lost loved ones in 2012, in particular the children shot in America. May 2013 be filled with memories and the love of God draw close to them.
With Christmas blessings from my family to yours,